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Indian minister says 2,000 girls "killed" every day

Nita Bhalla

Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said

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Erdogan divides Turkish women with approach to tackling violence


Monitoring group Bianet says 281 women were murdered in 2014, up 31 percent from the previous year

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Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan ‘honour killing’


A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country’s latest so-called “honour killing” after they set the son’s wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission

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China frees five women activists on bail after outcry


China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners

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Haunting video urges women to report sexual harassment on London Tube


The video is part of a new campaign encouraging women to text instances of unwanted sexual behavior to authorities

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Pakistani man kills family of 10 over marriage dispute - police

Anam Zehra

A Pakistani man is suspected of killing his fiancé and nine of her relatives after the woman's family appeared reluctant to give her permission to marry

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How community leaders view a child marriage in Pankisi, Georgia

Mari Nikuradze

About a month ago, a 13 year old girl was married to a 23 year old man in Pankisi Gorge with approval from the girl’s parents

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Kabul mob attack: Women help bury 'wrongly accused' Farkhunda


A mob, largely made up of men, attacked the woman with sticks and stones, beating her to death before setting her body alight, while police reportedly looked on

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Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings


Brazil, where a woman is killed every two hours, is imposing tougher punishments on those who murder women and girls, as part of a government bid to stem a rise in gender killings

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